We worked hard on our convergent thinking skills with a grid logic puzzle and another more challenging Perplexor. If you'd like to see what a Perplexor is, take a look at the paper that came home today. We used our critical thinking skills to dig into our novel study. Our final activity was also tied to our novel with a fluency activity about ways to run away. I can't wait to check out their creative answers!
We continued our work with patterns today by adding in a writing component. The kids are creating a story involving mathematical patterns, similar to the book we read, The King's Chessboard. They finished their organizers and will be ready to write next week. I saw some excellent patterns and very creative story ideas today!
We worked more on our mystery stories by completing the elements of our mysteries and starting on the main plot points. These stories should be filled with great clues, and maybe even a few plot twists!
We created graphs from our Multiple Intelligences graphs. These are interesting ways to look at how we each prefer to learn. The kids did a great job on these!
We also continued our mindfulness practice with a short lesson on Why Humans Feel Anxious and some muscle relaxation practice.
We tested out our technology today with a fun learning game called Kahoot! The kids did a great job, which was no surprise to me. They are such quick learners! The game asks critical thinking questions as we read the book aloud. The student who answers the most questions correctly gets the most points. We will definitely play this again!
A few of the kids' devices are not on the network yet, so they used one of our class devices. We plan to do more with technology each week, as the kids become more capable. I do want the kids to understand though, that technology is a tool. They are not bringing devices to "play" on them, which is what a few asked me today. As we have more experience, this will become clearer to them.
HW: Edmodo Question
Until next week,